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Please see below the program for this year's Internet of Things European Summit.



Wednesday 18 May, 2016


08:30 – 09:00

Registration, Welcome Coffee and Networking Opportunity

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1: Keynote Presentations

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome from the Session Moderator

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote presentation: View from the European Commission

Jörgen Gren, Member of Cabinet of Vice President Andrus Ansip, European Commission

09:30 – 09:50

Keynote presentation: View from the United States Ambassador

Anthony L. Gardner, United States Ambassador to the European Union

09:50 – 10:10

Keynote presentation: View from the European Parliament

Michal Boni, Member, European Parliament

10:10 – 10:30

Keynote presentation: Value of innovation

Wassim Chourbaji, Vice President and Head of Government Affairs EMENA, Qualcomm

10:30 – 10:50

Keynote presentation: Topic to be confirmed

Jesse Jijun Luo, VP, Solution Management and Marketing Europe , Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

10:50 – 11:15

Morning Coffee, Networking Opportunity and Exhibition

11:15 – 12:45

Session 2: The importance of the Digital Single Market for the success of IoT - Key policy considerations for the current and future IoT

One of the purposes of the recently unveiled Digital Single Market strategy
was to help create an environment for the successful development and roll-out of IoT in Europe. However, it is argued that there are a number of existing and potential barriers that may restrict the adoption of IoT as part of the DSM. As a result, the Commission is now considering whether specific legislation is needed to address the growth of the IoT, or whether it is sufficient for these to be managed within the existing frameworks. This session will explore how the DSM will help achieve IoT innovation and roll-out in Europe, whilst looking at the support that the DSM itself needs from stakeholders in order to fully succeed. Participants will examine whether or not new legislation is needed to tackle the growth of IoT, as well as giving close examination to the work of new initiatives, such as the AIOTI and the new Large-Scale Pilots.

- How will the Digital Single Market help to achieve IoT innovation and roll-out in Europe and strengthen European IoT players?
- To what extent will initiatives such as AIOTI boost IoT in Europe and achieve maximum value creation for businesses?
- What existing or potential market barriers prevent the take-up of IoT in the context of the DSM?
- What support does the DSM need from stakeholders to fully succeed?
- Is new legislation needed to address the challenges presented by the growth of the Internet of Things, or can the issues be managed within the existing legal and regulatory framework?
- What lessons can Europe learn from other regions when exploring whether new legislation, on issues such as free flow of data and data protection, is needed?
- What EU initiatives are helping to strike the right balance between data-driven innovation and guaranteeing privacy?
- How can policymakers provide economic incentives to those investing in IoT in Europe?
- How can the Large-Scale Pilots help stimulate take up of IoT?
- What can we expect from the upcoming European Commission communication on the IoT in Summer 2016?

Moderator: Megan Richards, Principal Adviser, DG Connect, European Commission

Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Regulation, Vodafone; and Chair, WG4, The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation
Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of Sector, IoT, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Gilles Brégant, CEO, ANFR
John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
Luukas Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs , Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU


12:45 – 14:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

14:00 – 15:30

Session 3: Promoting data innovation whilst guaranteeing privacy

It is argued that the true success of the Internet of Things rests mainly upon the free flow of data, and that the value of data sharing and data-driven innovation is becoming more and more important for Europe. Now that the General Data Protection Regulation has been agreed, this session will bring together key stakeholders to discuss what this means for IoT businesses. Participants will also discuss what needs to be done in order to find the correct balance between data innovation and safeguarding privacy. Finally, this session will highlight the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act and explore the level of impact that this is likely to have on IoT in Europe.

- Now the General Data Protection Regulation has been agreed, what does this mean for IoT businesses?
- What challenges does sharing data pose, including people’s understanding of trust, and the ownership and collection of such data?
- What needs to be done in order to find the right balance between companies using personal data so that it adds value to the consumer while at the same time safeguarding privacy?
- How does the IoT community go about achieving societal benefits from sharing such data?
- Are people aware enough about the true value of their own data?
- Will the UK Investigatory Powers Act likely be a model for legislation elsewhere, and what impact will this have on IoT?

Moderator: Dan Caprio, Co-Founder, The Providence Group

Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs, ARM
Gilad Rosner, Founder, Internet of Things Privacy Forum
Vera Hazelwood, Innovation Programme Manager, Smith Institute
David Martin, Senior Legal Officer, BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon networking opportunity and exhibition

15:50 – 17:10

Session 4: IoT in practise - A series of Tech Talks with audience Q & A

This session will include a series of ‘Tech Talks’ that explore different IoT technologies across a number of different sectors.

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

15:50 – 16:10

Tech talk – The Vision for a Smarter Life in Cities

Swen Postels, Chief Technologist Automotive EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

16:10 – 16:30

Tech talk – Advanced Persistent Security and the IoT Opportunity

Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft

16:30 – 16:50

Tech talk - Using IoT to enhance situation awareness and spatial cognition

Sharon Richardson, Founder , Joining Dots


17:00 – 18:30

Networking Cocktail Reception

Thursday 19 May, 2016

08:30 – 09:00

Registration, Welcome Coffee and Networking Opportunity


09:00 – 09:15

Opening presentation - Making sense of IoT standards

Mark McFadden, Principal Consultant (Internet Infrastructure and Governance), InterConnect Communications

09:15 – 10:45

Session 5: IoT Connectivity

Connectivity remains at the heart of IoT. With more and more applications and
products now being connected to the Internet, there are a number of policy,
regulatory and technology challenges that need to be addressed. This session
will look at the current situation of connectivity for IoT, and will examine the
work that is being done by spectrum management policymakers and regulators
in order to help manage the needs for this industry. We will also hear from a
variety of industry stakeholders about their different technology solutions that
are helping to deal with the ‘spectrum crunch’. In addition, participants will
assess the impact of the recent decisions from WRC-15 and what this means for
different industries. Finally, speakers will explore what work needs to be done in
the next few years before the rollout of 5G.

- What technology solutions can help tackle the spectrum squeeze?
- What value does the harmonisation of spectrum allocation have on economies of scale?
- How will 5G become an enabler for the Internet of Things? To what extent will its flexibility add value? Why is 5G so appealing for IoT?
- What work now needs to be done prior to WRC-19 to ensure that the correct decisions are made on spectrum assignment for 5G, and to ensure a smooth deployment in 2020?
- How will the decisions from the recent WRC-15 meeting in Geneva impact the future Internet of Things?
What role can the satellite industry play?

09:15 – 09:25

Opening Presentation - Spectrum solutions for IoT connectivity

Eric Fournier, Chairman, Electronic Communications Committee , CEPT

09:25 – 10:45

Interactive panel discussion

Moderator: Amit Nagpal, Partner, Aetha Consulting

Rüdiger Martin, Policy Officer, Radio Spectrum Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Alin Stanescu, Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm
Jussi Kähtävä, Managing Director, Allied Spectrum Associates
Fulvio Sansone, Senior Advisor, ESOA
Eric Fournier, Chairman, Electronic Communications Committee , CEPT

10:45 – 11:05

Morning Coffee, Networking Opportunity and Exhibition

11:05 – 12:35

Session 6: Security - Learning from recent times and keeping the hackers from the headlines

Security incidents across the IoT landscape continue to grow. As a result, policymakers and companies are trying extremely hard to identify the best actions to make products and services more secure. This session will explore the best options to be considered in different security scenarios. Participants will also identify the extent that existing security solutions can be adapted and effectively used for IoT, as well as the cost of these and the competitive advantages they offer. Finally, participants will also consider the role that IoT technology itself plays in helping to tackle security issues such as national security and public safety.

- What measures must manufacturers take in order to make device and product security bulletproof?
- Are current security solutions and controls ever going to be enough? How do they need to be adapted and reengineered?
- Should security be built from the bottom up?
- Who is going to be responsible for IoT security updates, and can we make sure that this is done reliably?
- Is hacking inevitable and should we concentrate more on minimizing its impact?
- What lessons can we learn from other areas, such as banking and insurance in cases of fraud and losses?
- How can IoT technologies help in the fight against national security challenges and threats to public safety?

Moderator: Jonathan Litchman, Co-founder, The Providence Group

Cédric Lévy - Bencheton, Expert in Network and Information Security, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Dhiren Patel, Head, Computer Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Surat, India
Jeremy Rollison, Director, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
Olivier Burgersdijk, Head of Strategy, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol
Asaf Ashkenazi, Senior Director, Product Marketing, IoT and Automotive Security, Rambus , Cryptography Research
Shane Rooney, Executive Director , GSMA


12:35 – 13:35

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

13:35 – 15:05

Session 7: New revenue streams and business model innovation - What can we expect for 2016?

Over the past 12 months we have witnessed a maturing of the Internet of Things. More and more applications across a number of different sectors are being developed and commercialised. This session will explore these new technologies and the impact that they are having on existing business models. Participants will also explore new business models that are being created as a result of these exciting new developments and things that we need to watch out for during 2016. Finally, speakers will examine the impact of the current policy work in Europe and how this is supporting IoT innovation and new business models.

- What impact is IoT having on existing business models and processes?
- How are new ecosystems enabling businesses to grow quickly into global enterprises?
- How are policy decisions helping to shape new business models?
- What value does a software-centric approach have for manufacturers?
- What does data fusion mean for new business models and services?
- What impact do partnerships have on new business models and how are they essential to the success of IoT?
- Does having access to more data necessarily make for a more profitable business model?
- What impact can cognitive computing have on the Internet of Things and those businesses looking to achieve their goals?

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

Frederik Santens, Chairman, IoTBE vzw
Stephen Rouatt, Head of Strategy & Market Intelligence, Philips Lighting
Luis Lucatero, Strategic Advisor, FinPro Finland
Frederic Lhostte, Head of Advanced Telco Services, Proximus
Svetlana Grant, Project Director, Future IoT Networks, Connected Living Program, GSMA

15:05 – 15:15

Conclusions and Summary

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies



Wed 18 May, 2016 08.30 to
Thu 19 May, 2016 15.15

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